John Goodman nowadays is considered to be one of the best character actors, having been a key player in a lot of memorable films like 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Big Lebowski, Monsters, Inc. and most recently Kong: Skull Island. But before the actor went on to his extremely successful movie career, Goodman was making a name for himself as the ultimate blue collar dad on the sitcom Roseanne. Get ready to walk down memory lane with this clip, reuniting John Goodman and his TV daughter Sara Gilbert as they reprise their classic roles for a fun skit. Check it out.
Sara Gilbert portrayed Darlene Conner, the middle child of the Conner family on Roseanne. Much like Goodman, Gilbert has gone on to have a successful career post-Roseanne. In addition to an occasional role on The Big Bang Theory, she's also the co-creator and co-host of The Talk, a daytime talk show on CBS. Gilbert used her platform to stage a mini-reunion with Goodman, as the two find themselves on an almost perfectly reconstructed set of the Roseanne living room, complete with the square quilt blanket and dinosaur knick-knack. The clip opens with a dazed and open-mouthed Dan watching football with his daughter Darlene, who's got something to tell him.
"I don't know how to say this," she begins, "I'm a talk show host."
That's a tough pill for any father to swallow, but this is Dan Conners we're talking about, and he tells her that he and her mother (Roseanne) will support and love her no matter what. He then jokes that he thought she was going to tell him she was gay, to the laughter of the knowing audience (Gilbert has been out since 2010); "Let's save something for halftime," Gilbert urges.
It's an incredibly brief clip, but pleasant all the same! Roseanne ran on ABC from 1988-1997, and it was one of the best shows of its time. Starring Roseanne Barr as the title character, the sitcom depicted the Conners, a working-class family in Illinois. The show was praised for its realistic portrayal of blue-collar family life, as the Conners frequently struggled with issues like money, and had two parents working outside the home. The show was also one of the first to have a working mom as the lead character. In its 9 season run, the show tackled a number of subjects and was notable for its portrayal of homosexuality, with characters who were frequently more centered than Roseanne herself.
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